Ink Review: IWI Colors of Nature Part 1

Ink Review: IWI Colors of Nature Part 1

The most recent ink line in my collection is the IWI Colors of Nature line. The line includes 24 colors so I will be presenting the collection in parts – today I’ll be covering 8 of the 24. At the end of this post, I’ll examine the feathering issue I’ve seen with the collection. I…

Ink Review: Private Reserve Old vs New

Ink Review: Private Reserve Old vs New

Private Reserve ink has had its share of controversy. I won’t elaborate on past issues in this post but instead, I will show some of the new colors and compare them with the original Private Reserve colors. Private Reserve inks can clearly be divided into old and new versions. The brand was purchased by YAFA…

Ink Series Review: Monteverde Jungle Collection

Ink Series Review: Monteverde Jungle Collection

Monteverde recently released their newest ink set – the Jungle ink collection. I’m always excited when Monteverde comes out with a new collection – ten new inks around a central theme all contained in a nice box with a magnetic closure. I have three of these collections and they store beautifully on a bookshelf! *…

Ink Review: Diplomat inks

Ink Review: Diplomat inks

Diplomat inks just became available through Vanness Pens, so of course I grabbed samples of each. But this is not a small lineup of inks. 15 inks actually. I’ve broken the inks into groups of five so the colors can be compared to each other and to already familiar inks. The first group is Black,…

Ink Review: ColorVerse Season 7 Full Line

Ink Review: ColorVerse Season 7 Full Line

Many people have probably heard about the newest Season 7 inks from ColorVerse; six sets of inks that have been expected for the last month or so. Eye On The Universe was released last week and quickly sold out at many retailers; I was able to purchase three sets from Vanness and the other three…

Ink Review: Robert Oster Pen Chalet Exclusives

Ink Review: Robert Oster Pen Chalet Exclusives

Recently, Pen Chalet released an exclusive Robert Oster ink – Antelope Canyon. But the Chalet didn’t stop with just one special edition. Three more exclusive RO inks were added to the lineup to make a beautiful Arizona-inspired palette. I purchased a sample of each from Pen Chalet. I have tried to balance colors so these…

Ink Review: Pineider Alchemy Ink Set

Ink Review: Pineider Alchemy Ink Set

I’ve always been interested in the ink colors possible when using fountain pens – that was a huge draw of fountain pens for me. Being able to mix my own colors of ink (without the risk of creating an ink monster) has always been fascinating to me but I never could find a group of…